Toy fads come and go. That’s what a fad is, after all. The chemistry set has ridden the ups and downs of America’s scientific achievements for more than a century.
It’s inspired Nobel Prize winners, started a few fires and, in the last 50 years, largely faded from popularity. But don’t count it out.
Todd Bookman from The Pulse at Here & Now contributor WHYY has more on efforts to build the modern chemistry set.
This segment aired on December 3, 2015.